University of Michigan Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation

Resource Title:
Graduate Student Instructor Teaching Orientation


Next orientation:

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave
Map & Parking Information

Please consider dressing in layers as
Michigan League rooms vary in temperature.


2019 Agenda
2019 Materials
Campus Resources


The Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), is designed to help new faculty members prepare for their first year at the University of Michigan. It provides new faculty an overview of what it's like to work at the university by learning from the U-M leaders, participating in a teaching workshop offered by CRLT, connect with some of the organizations around campus, and engaging in intellectual and inspiring conversations with their colleagues.

Frequently Asked Questions about NFO


When and where is GSITO?When and where is NFO?

The Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation is held every year before the beginning of the Fall semester. The next orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Michigan League (911 N. University Avenue).

Am I required to attend NFO?

As a new faculty member, you are cordially invited to attend in your first year of the U-M appointment. The required attendance depends on the departments, so please check with your departmental contact to verify.

I can’t attend the orientation, can I still receive informational materials?

Yes, if you cannot attend, please still fill out our registration form indicating that you will not be able to attend so we can send you an information packet via Campus Mail. 

What should I bring to NFO?

We recommend that you dress in layers, as the temperature in the Michigan League can vary. Also, many attendees in the past found it helpful to have something to take notes on.

Where can I park?

Please see the Central Campus Parking Map for structures around the Michigan League. For other campus parking information refer to U-M’s Logistics, Transportation & Parking department.

How can I receive accommodations for NFO?

The Michigan League is wheelchair accessible. If you would benefit from other accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing or calling Lisa Tune (, 734-763-4418). You may also do so by indicating this on your registration form.

Do you provide hotel accommodations?

Unfortunately, we do not provide any hotel or housing accommodations.

How do I make child-care arrangements for this event?

Find more information about child care through U-M's Human Resources.